I just got an Apple Watch 8 to display CGM data when I am either driving or in a theater performance in hopes that I can look at the data and trend arrow more easily that fussing with my Tandem pump and/or phone.
For an initial effort, I’ve begun to use the modular watch face that allows date/time plus 5 complications. I’m using the Dexcom complication in the upper left and the Sugarmate/calendar option in the middle as you can see below:
As you can see, the Dexcom complication is pretty small and rather gray to the point that my old eyes can’t really see it … particularly if I am driving.
I don’t really care about the bottom 3 complications …
Does anyone know if Tandem is working on an Apple Watch complication? (I would likely jettison the Dexcom and Sugarmate stuff in favor of a Tandem offering.)
Are there watch faces with bigger complications?
Are there ways to increase the visibility/contrast of the Dexcom complication?
Thank you Apple Watch experts for your insights and recommendations.
There is not much choice to alter those faces. I find the dexcom complication to be glitchy and it often won’t put current data in, I’ve seen it 10 min delayed. I’ve had best luck with the sugarmate complication
Any news on when Apple is going to put the new Libre 3 CGM data on Apple Watch?
I wonder if part of the problem is how low contrast that is, a grey circle on a white back ground?
My Dexcom number displays pretty clearly in the middle (also on modular). I can’t read anything without reading glasses, but have no trouble with reading the larger number against black (no, I don’t use sugar mate - but if I’m uncertain about the reading, or if its falling or rising fast, I tap it to see the little 3 hr graph, and that seems to update it to real time).
(7.7 mol is 135 ish, I’m in Canada)
My Apple 5 watch shows the BG reading in green against a black background and is easy for me to see with out any reading glasses despite having poor vision and usually needing a bright light and reading glasses to read most small print.